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Should I wait for Geforce 700 series?

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a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:23:43 PM

Hi community,

Planning to get a GPU at the Christmas time, but then when I think about it, by that time, a new series of Nvidia or AMD cards should be released. Personally I can't afford the high-end cards, I am more interested on the mid-range cards, like the GTX 760 or the 760 Ti. Do you think it's worth the wait to wait for "big" kepler?

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a c 106 U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:26:19 PM

if you are going to wait for mid range 7xx series, you have just uner a years wait before its going to be released. so whatever your actions are, its going to be a long time if you picked this route, it seems like it was only yesterday that the 660ti/660 were released.
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a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:27:07 PM

You will be waiting a while for a 760(ti) they will come a good bit after the 680/670...the midrange cards are prob about 6-9 months away at least...

Might be worthwhile seeing what AMD brings to the table though
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a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:30:07 PM

Well, if I don't plan to buy a GPU at christmas time, then I will buy one at the summer time (June - August). By that time, both AMD and Nvidia should released their mid-range cards, right?
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a c 147 U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:32:23 PM

normally amd release their new series by the end of year but i heard rumors about the 8k series will launch in Q1 2013. so if you want to get yours at the end of year just get this gen card.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:32:46 PM

amd will definately by then release their entire suite(except the possibility of an 8990) by then. nvidia on the other hand is only a chance, as their mid range cards were released this september, and if it was june-august, the card hasn't felt a full years release yet, but who knows, I dont decide when they release the cards.


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wait for the AMD 8k cards. and let the first 2 nvidia cards get released: 780 and 770. with that information, you should be able to estimate the rough approx performance you would expect from a 760(or 760ti if they decided to run one.) then make your decision.
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a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:34:39 PM

We can only guess, but I would say it will be roughly the same release schedule that we have seen this year...
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November 2, 2012 11:42:15 PM

Buy a GPU now then sell it and buy a new one when you see one that you want
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a c 147 U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:43:19 PM

there are rumors from 3dcenter that for upcoming 760ti will be based on gk114. if that's really the case the next midrange fron nvidia will be as fast as gtx680 lol
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a c 106 U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:45:13 PM

renz496 said:
there are rumors from 3dcenter that for upcoming 760ti will be based on gk114. if that's really the case the next midrange fron nvidia will be as fast as gtx680 lol



to be fair, thats what kinda happened this generation. the 660ti was faster than the 580. so it wouldn't be anything new.
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a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 12:20:12 AM

I see. I also heard of rumors that the GTX 760 Ti have the same amount of CUDA cores as the GTX 680 have, and its based on the Gk114 chip. I hope the "big" kepler cards can compete with AMD on computing. The Geforce 600 series was just so bad at it.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 12:45:40 AM

dudewitbow said:
to be fair, thats what kinda happened this generation. the 660ti was faster than the 580. so it wouldn't be anything new.


it is to be expected to see that kind of performance jump when moving into smaller node but within the same node you're not going to see that unless they increase the chip die size.
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a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 3:07:34 AM

renz496 said:
it is to be expected to see that kind of performance jump when moving into smaller node but within the same node you're not going to see that unless they increase the chip die size.


That's true. I heard about the GK110 will be a larger chip than the GK104. I wonder if power consumption will rise up also...
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a c 147 U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 4:20:18 AM

ipwn3r456 said:
That's true. I heard about the GK110 will be a larger chip than the GK104. I wonder if power consumption will rise up also...


of course it will
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a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 5:22:06 PM

renz496 said:
of course it will


Uhh, then i can't get like a GTX 760 Ti then... My power supply is probably too low for it. You can see it in my signature.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 6:31:06 PM

power consumption wont drop until there is an entire chip fabrication change. the 7xx series will most likely use more power. Don't expect a decrease in power consumption until the die gets smaller. (its currently at 28nm)
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a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 7:02:01 PM

Well the 580 was 244W and the 480 was 250W... I know its not much of a difference but the 580 did provide better graphics, so not guaranteed the power consumption will increase
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a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 7:17:18 PM

Well, the Geforce 500 series were better than the 400 series, but 500 series use lesser power than the 400 series. I just hope that My 460 watts power supply is enough for the GTX 760 Ti or 760.
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2012 11:01:05 PM

Best answer selected by ipwn3r456.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
November 9, 2012 11:09:35 PM

ipwn3r456 said:
Uhh, then i can't get like a GTX 760 Ti then... My power supply is probably too low for it. You can see it in my signature.


i don't think 760Ti will use big chip like GK110. chip such as GK110 will most like land on nvidia flagship card like 780. there are rumors that upcoming 760 Ti will be based on GK114. if this is true power consumption wise 760Ti will not consume more than power than GTX680. and that's not counting tweaking that nvidia might done to the chip to further drop the power consumption of the chip. if they did we will most likely to see a higher clocked chip (hence more performance) for the same power consumption
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